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11 MNS workers arrested on extortion charges

Eleven MNS workers were today arrested for allegedly trying to extort Rs 27 lakh from a film unit for using foreigners in a movie instead of locals, police said.

mumbai Updated: Mar 15, 2010 12:22 IST

Eleven MNS workers were today arrested for allegedly trying to extort Rs 27 lakh from a film unit for using foreigners in a movie instead of locals, police said.

"The 11 workers barged into the sets of the film being produced by Ritesh Sidhwani at Mehboob Studios in Bandra last evening demanding that locals be given priority over foreign artists during shoots," Deputy Police Commissioner K Prasanna said.

"The unit told workers that since set for the location Istanbul was created for shooting there was a need to use foreigners. The unit assured locals will be used as and when required," he added.

However, the workers did not agree with the unit and tried to extort a sum of Rs 27 lakh for not using the locals during the shooting, Prasanna said.